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The Problem with Saphir Renovateur

January 13, 2020

The Problem With Saphir Renovateur

Saphir’s Medaille d’Or Renovateur has been called “liquid gold.” Men who are obsessive about their shoes often recommend it as the…

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Actual Menswear Essentials

January 7, 2020

Actual Menswear Essentials

In the last ten years, as men’s style has grown and evolved, the idea of what it means to be…

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How To Care For a Suede Jacket

September 4, 2019

How To Care For A Suede Jacket

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the natural wear and tear that gets put into clothing. Leather shoes look…

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How to Get a Good White Dress Shirt

August 19, 2019

How To Get A Good White Dress Shirt

Joel writes to ask: I finally got around to buying a suit. I currently have two white dress shirts (a…

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Japan's Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

June 19, 2019

Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being…

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Best of What's Around: What Clothing of Today Would We Miss?

May 23, 2019

Best Of What’s Around: What Clothing Of Today Would We Miss?

“Things were better then.” That’s the implicit caption on every archival photo of a menswear icon, traditional or otherwise, on…

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What To Do If You Get Milkshaked

May 22, 2019

What To Do If You Get Milkshaked

Politics has always been a dirty business, but it’s never been this dirty. Over the last few weeks, angry Brits…

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Experts Weigh-In On When to Wash It

April 23, 2019

Experts Weigh-In On When To Wash It

Adam writes: I bought an overcoat in November and it’s served me well this winter. It’s probably my favorite thing…

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Emerging Markets

March 21, 2019

Emerging Markets

At Put This On, we know quality, interesting clothing is expensive, and since our founding, we’ve endorsed vintage and secondhand…

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A Textile Conservator Explains How to Deal With Clothes Moths

March 12, 2019

A Textile Conservator Explains How To Deal With Clothes Moths

If the mere thought of clothes moths fluttering out of your closet strikes terror into your heart, imagine if your…

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I’d Like to Try to Fumigate This Here Sweater: Dealing with Moths, without Pesticides

March 7, 2019

I’d Like To Try To Fumigate This Here Sweater: Dealing With Moths, Without Pesticides

Two things that make modern menswear enthusiasts shudder: bad return policies and moths. The former can be avoided, the latter…

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Why It Doesn’t Seem to Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be the Largest American Clothing Retailer

February 7, 2019

Why It Doesn’t Seem To Matter That Amazon Will Soon Be The Largest American Clothing Retailer

Amazon, the all-seeing eye atop the pyramid of modern American capitalism, made a lot of news last year as it…

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The Joy of Sparking Joy: A Kondo Scale for Clothing Enthusiasts

January 21, 2019

The Joy Of Sparking Joy: A Kondo Scale For Clothing Enthusiasts

The poem from which the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony draws (maybe you know it), Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to…

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The Easiest New Year's Eve Get-Up

December 31, 2018

The Easiest New Year’s Eve Get-Up

Parties used to require some pretty remarkable clothes. In 1951, eccentric millionaire Carlos de Beistegui threw a masquerade ball at…

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Loafers Only: A Visit to Florida's Maus and Hoffman

November 15, 2018

Loafers Only: A Visit To Florida’s Maus And Hoffman

Sitting on the beach while on vacation in Naples, Florida, I mentioned to my wife that I hoped to visit…

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